A loan of $800 helped to invest in the purchase of wool and leather for her craft.

Joucelyn's story

Joucelyn is an artisan who specializes in embroidered handbags and belts. She would like to invest in the purchase of wool and leather for her craft. She would also like to offer work to additional artisans from her community.

Joucelyn has been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is her story:

"In 2008, I began to design and work hand-in-hand with skilled artisans. I absolutely love being a part of this work, which provides a living for many artisan families. It's also so fulfilling to discover and learn about these traditional arts that have been handed down from generation to generation."

"Thank you for your support by offering me the opportunity of this interest-free microcredit. I take pride in being involved in this type of work, especially because it benefits artisan families here in Huanta. It also means we get to show the world the magnificence of Peru's traditional arts. There is a great diversity between the textile arts of my country's coastal and mountain regions, and this is a constant source of inspiration for me to continue developing professionally."

Use the link below to view Joucelyn's handmade accessories on the NOVICA site:

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